Zac Efron is shedding his High School Musical image once and for all.
The actor is on the cover of the May 2012 issue of Men's Health and he looks like he's been hitting the gym! His upcoming romantic movie, The Lucky One, cast Zac as a Marine who comes home looking for the woman who was his pen pal while he was at his lowest during wartime.
Zac looks effortlessly cool in a basic t-shirt and jeans combination on the cover of the magazine with his impressively toned biceps on display.
When describing how he got into such great shape, the actor says:
"Physically I started eating a lot. Eating through walls. Just eating and eating. That's all I'd do and I put on some weight that way. As far as the training goes, just trying different techniques and methods. It's one of the only concrete things that you can do to feel differently about a character. I didn't feel like a Marine. I didn't have the posture. I didn't feel like I had the presence and that was just one thing for me that I could do to really up that change."
We have to be honest, Zac is just a little too pretty to be believable as a Marine, but we are very impressed by the hard work that he put in to get into such great shape.
Take a look at the pictures of Zac Efron on the cover of the May 2012 issue of Men's Health in the gallery above.
SOURCE: Men's Health